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Immunization

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HIB)

The HIB vaccine protects against infections caused by the HIB bacteria.
  • Hib vaccine is included in other combination vaccines given routinely to children aged 2 months to 5 years of age.
  • This vaccine is available for children ≥5 years of age and adults in the following high risk groups:

• Anyone with a weakened immune system.
• Anyone who does not have a spleen, or whose spleen is not working well.
• Anyone who has had a hematopoietic stem cell, bone marrow or solid organ transplant.
• Anyone who has had a cochlear implant (pre/post).
• Anyone with primary antibody deficiencies.

• 95-100% of those fully vaccinated are protected from Hib.
• Those with weak immune systems may not develop full protection.
• At this time there are no other ways to prevent this disease.
• Hand washing and covering the mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing can help reduce the spread of disease.

• The risk of a serious reaction or side effect from this vaccine is much less than the risk of Haemophilus Influenzae B.
• If you experience any side effect worse than what is listed below, please seek medical advice and notify the health unit.

Common

• Pain in the muscle
• Redness
• Swelling
• Fever

 Rare

• Anaphylaxis

  • Anyone with an allergy to any of the vaccine components or who has had an allergic or anaphylactic reaction to this vaccine

Act-HIB®

Hiberix®

Also found in…

Tetanus

Tetanus

Tetanus vaccine

Sodium Chloride

Sodium Chloride

Table Salt

Sucrose

 

Table Sugar

Trometamol

 

Medication- for Metabolic Acidosis

 

Lactose

Dairy Products

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